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The District of Columbia says it plans to operate its Department of Motor Vehicles' Inspection Station on special hours this weekend because of forecast high heat.
Health officials have issued heat advisories for Maryland.
The advisories apply to the capital, central and southern regions on Wednesday and the entire state on Thursday.
Sweaty, sticky and dangerous. It is easy to feel the effects of the temperature spike around Washington. And staying cool is not only smart but doctors say it's important for peoples' health.
The National Weather Service put a heat advisory in effect from noon to 10 p.m. Wednesday. Temperatures hit the mid- to upper 90s, and felt like 100 to 105 degrees. The forecast calls for another scorcher on Thursday. Another heat advisory goes into effect from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday.
The transit agency has been making a push to fix and maintain the cooling systems on all rail cars, specifically the 1000 and 5000 series rail cars. Forty percent of condensers and evaporators on the 1000 series cars have been replaced, and 78 percent of condensers and evaporators on the 5000 series have been replaced.